Protecting Public Health and Safety


Don't Trash Your Drain

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A variety of household products can do serious damage to your sewer pipes and to the sanitary sewer system as a whole. They also could result in fines to EID and costly upgrades and maintenance to the collections system and wastewater treatment plants. From pharmaceuticals and “disposable” diapers to kitty litter and fats, oils, and grease, it’s important to know what may be harming your pipes. Download this printable flyer as a reminder to Don't Trash Your Drain.

The chart below gives guidance on how to dispose of some common household items.  And remember, don’t be fooled by the disappearance of items down the drain. They don’t ever just go away.

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